Aug 31, 2011

Gaming Grub: Mom's Blackberry Cobbler

photograph by Dylan Hartwell
Sadly, blackberry season is now finished here in Cleveland. However, I have picked several pints from a local grower, my dad's field, and the field adjacent to the suburb in which I live. It's a good thing, by the way, that poison ivy doesn't really get to me, as they tend to thrive together. At least, around here they do.

I like to eat both local and seasonal as much as possible and I also love berry-picking, so it is with great delight and growling stomach that I look forward to The first few weeks of August.

This dish, as all my gaming grub posts, is simple and delicious. This cobbler is also unique because it's made in a crock pot. My mom actually puts the crock out in the garage when she makes this to keep the kitchen cool during the steamy humidity of summer (she lives in Southern Ohio).

It is exquisitely easy to cook and makes a wonderful dessert to serve your gaming buddies.

1 stick butter
1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
3 cups blackberries

1. Stick of butter melted in crock pot.
2. Mix flour, sugar, and milk well.
3. Pour mixture on top of butter.
4. Place blackberries on top.
5. Cook on high for 2 hours.
6. Turn off pot, remove lid, let set for ½ hour.
7. Pour hot over one scoop vanilla ice cream.

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